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Bobi Wine's Treason Case Has Been Adjourned

The Ugandan government says it needs more time to investigate the case.

The treason case facing Bobi Wine and 33 other opposition leaders who were arrested in mid-August has been adjourned until December 3, BBC Africa reports.

The group was arrested and accused of treason for allegedly attacking President Museveni's motorcade at a by-election rally in Arua, Uganda. Most, including Wine, appeared in court today, however, according to Ugandan publication New Vision, some defendants were not able to appear in court on Monday due to illness.

The government, at the request of state prosecutor Julius Ochen, has postponed the civil court case, stating that they need more time to investigate.

READ: "I'm Proud to Be Persecuted for the Truth: Bobi Wine On the Fight for Freedom in Uganda"


According to the BBC Africa, the dragging out of cases such as these is not uncommon under Museveni.

To quote the publication directly:

Treason charges have been brought against Mr Museveni's political opponents in the past but the cases either drag on in court or the charges are eventually dropped.

For more on the Bobi Wine case, check out our extensive coverage, and revisit our exclusive interview with the musician and opposition leader from last month, where he discusses what it means to be a freedom fighter.

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